I get so many insights from clients who come to my hypnotherapy for weight clinics in Shrewsbury or in Newport Shropshire. You are all different, all unique, at the same time there are some common issues most of you are grappling with. Probably the most important is how mental attitude determines how we look and how we behave. This includes how we eat, and therefore whether we stay fat or get slim.
In the next few blog posts I am going to look at how our thoughts affect our weight – the mind body connection which affects the whole of our life and well-being.
- Stress, anxiety, feeling unhappy can affect our physical health.
- Stress, your body and your weight
- Let’s take a look at what damage unresolved stress can do to your body and how that can affect your weight.
- If you are stressed your body reacts in so many different ways, some of these can affect your digestion and your body’s ability to
- absorb the nutrients in food.
- Here are just two important ones:
If you are stressed, your liver produces more glucose so you have too much sugar in your system, in the worst cases this can lead to Type 2 diabetes. As well as this, your stomach produces too much acid and food is not be absorbed into your body properly. This can mean you lose contact with your natural appetite – that wonderful system which keeps you in balance, in this circumstance you can forget what is like to feel hungry, then to eat and feel full.
Stress, behaviour and fat
On top of this, stress nearly always causes fatigue and tiredness and we lose the desire to look after ourselves, to take time off and relax. One thing which often goes is a good routine, so regular eating, shopping, cooking fresh food and taking enjoyable exercise can all disappear. Fast food, no exercise, slumping in front of the TV, that’s a recipe for getting fat.
Slim for Life and how we can work together
So that’s the bad news. Now the good news, if you come to see me, we can we work together to sort this out.
Firstly, a home truth, we eat all the time – we have to eat or we will die. This is obvious but it’s implications are not. Think about it, other bad habits you can just stop. Stop Smoking, Stop Drinking whatever. But you can’t stop eating, getting good habits here has to be more subtle, more nuanced.
How and what we eat is our decision and one where we can get in control. If we are in emotional balance, emotionally healthy and well, it will be much easier to make good food choices.
In my hypnotherapy slimming sessions I will help you deal with the negative emotions which might be leading you into stress. We can do this using a variety of techniques which help you let go of beliefs or memories which are causing you pain.
This may seem a long way from losing weight, but it is not. If you are experiencing emotional pain it is easy to turn to food, after all food is always there, to try to soothe yourself.
Come for an introductory session and I will explain more. I will also show you how, in just an hour, you can help yourself to feel better: more relaxed, more positive and ready to have that great slim life. Be Slim for Life!
Next time. How the energy in your body can help or hinder your weightloss. And how my techniques can get all that energy flowing well again.